IDF rescues 2 hostages from Gaza

 

February 16, 2024

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Freed Israeli hostages Fernando Simon Marman (l) and Louis Har at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. Also pictured kissing Marman is his sister Gabriela Leimberg and his other sister and Har's partner, Clara Marman, Feb. 12, 2024.

(JTA) - The Israeli military has rescued two hostages in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, the second such rescue since Hamas took hundreds of Israelis captive on Oct. 7.

The overnight rescue operation, which was announced in the early hours of Monday morning, Israel time, comes as the Israel Defense Forces are shifting their focus to Rafah, a city on the border with Egypt where there are currently more than a million Palestinians. The rescue operation also comes as negotiations toward a ceasefire and hostage release have hit obstacles.

The two rescued hostages, Norberto Louis Har, 70, and Fern...



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